All posts by David Setford

Creature Feature: An Online Animal Art Exhibition

Some of the earliest works of art made by people were animals drawn or painted on the wall of caves.  Recently discovered cave art from Indonesia, shows human-animal hybrid figures, warty pigs, and dwarf buffaloes and has been dated to nearly 44,000 years old! Animals have long inspired artists, from those ancient cave-dwellers, to monks … Continue reading Creature Feature: An Online Animal Art Exhibition

Impressionist Painting: From Pleasure Gardens to the Palais Garnier

There are so many stories to tell when we look at the story of French Impressionism, so many facets to draw out and talk about. Of course, when we look at a group of painters who, to 21st century eyes, produced works that superficially may seem pretty, it is so easy to forget what revolutionaries … Continue reading Impressionist Painting: From Pleasure Gardens to the Palais Garnier